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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a New York developer who purchased a historic Riverside commercial building to create luxury apartments in the seven-story landmark has pled guilty to using the credentials of a potential subcontractor to fraudulently gain approval for electrical permits from the township construction office. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Township Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in her home yesterday afternoon is being investigated as a homicide. Melissa Malcolm, 38, was found deceased in her bed after officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department made entry …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 26-year-old Willingboro Township woman has been sentenced to an aggregate of 15 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a child in her home early last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Rachel Karngbaye pled guilty in September 2021 to Sexual Assault (Second …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief Jason Watters announced that a 19-year-old Browns Mills man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Dawson Simons, of the 300 block of Seminole Trail, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old Mount Holly drug dealer has been sentenced to 11 years in New Jersey state prison for narcotics possession and for causing the death of a Lumberton resident who fatally overdosed on fentanyl he bought from her. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Linda Naulty pled …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief Jason Watters announced that a 54-year-old Pemberton Township woman has been charged with driving while impaired and causing the death of a teenage motorist late last year during a head-on collision that occurred after she left a Browns Mills bar. Wanda Sprague, of the 200 …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 32-year-old resident of the Fox Meadow apartments in Maple Shade was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the complex. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the apartment complex …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a 35-year-old Westampton Township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Myles T. Doyle, of the first block of Fieldcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Westampton Township man has been indicted for breaking into the home of his elderly next-door neighbors last summer, attacking them in their bedroom and then driving off in their vehicle. A grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Rhys R. Lershe with Attempted Murder (First Degree), …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a fifth person has been apprehended in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male and the wounding of his father in the Walmart parking lot on Route 541 in Burlington Township in October 2021. Tarik Jenkins, 25, of …